Why should you become a volunteer?
Here are just a few reasons:
- to gain work experience
- to give back to the community
- to make a difference in someone else’s life
- for a course credit
- to meet new people
- to learn a new skill
- to keep busy
- to feel good about yourself
How can I help to volunteer?
- help serve in the dining rooms
- deliver mail to residents
- visit with residents
- help with recreation programs, baking, crafts, manicures, concerts, bingo, outings etc…
- play a musical instrument for residents
- bring your pet in to visit
- help the Spiritual Care department with weekly hymn sings and the Sunday worship service
What are the requirements to volunteer?
- two character references
- a minimum commitment of 6 months and/or 60 hours of volunteer work
- a Police Records Check for the Vulnerable Sector (approximately 6-8 weeks processing time)
- tuberculosis screening
- a flu shot recommended if volunteering during the flu season (November - April)
Why are these required?
These requirements are in place to ensure the health, safety, and security of our residents.
What do previous volunteers have to say?
“I get a high from the welcoming smile I receive from the residents when I arrive.”
“You get more than you give.”
“It doesn’t take much to brighten a day.”
“It’s the most rewarding thing I do all week.”
“There’s no place like the Grace!”
“I wanted to become a volunteer to do something selfless, but once I experienced the pure joy and satisfaction that can only come from giving your time freely, I realized I was doing something selfish. And I couldn’t be happier about it! I say do something selfish. Volunteer! ”